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I did it my way


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

" Do not follow where the path may lead... Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Let the record show, I took the blows ,and did it my way" A line from one my father-in law's Richard's favorite song ,sung by the great Frank Sinatra.

What a great way to live doing things your way not because everyone else did it but because it pleases you. Richard was a plumber, and electrician ,and dabbled a little in construction , then he started work as a school janitor.

My father in law always brought fun to every outing once he showed up there was a party. You could always hear him yelling a happy comment across the room. See him patting someone on the back or giving out hugs. He never let life come to him he went and grabbed life and lived it his way.

He rooted for years for his beloved under dog team the Red Sox. He didn't follow the crowd when others turned to different teams no way he became more loyal.

I took his lead yesterday when I was the only one working out on the weights in the girls side of the gym. I felt uncomfortable and was ready to get on the treadmill like everyone else, when I decided to raise my glass to Richard. I not only lifted weights but added a few unconventional moves also.

So in the memory of my father-in law Richard Page I will live the rest of my life my way and do it with class and style just like he did.

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SGRAY478 5/15/2013 1:36AM

    Brava!

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BLITZEN40 5/15/2013 1:15AM

    Never be afraid to be uniquely you! Way to go with those weights!

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MELAMA210 5/14/2013 10:32PM

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HEALTHY4ME 5/14/2013 8:04PM

    That is a great commendation to him and how much you thought of him. Many good memories of your father in law. HUGS

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PRETTYPITHY 5/14/2013 7:46PM

    Frank is a great confidence role model, sounds like Richard was, too!

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LOVESLIFE48 5/14/2013 7:44PM

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TWEETYKC00 5/14/2013 6:45PM

    Make him proud!

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WISHICOULDFLY 5/14/2013 6:24PM

    You make him proud even now. emoticon

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HOLLYM48 5/14/2013 6:20PM

    emoticon Love the tribute to your Father in law!
We can do it our way! Thanks for sharing this beautiful blog! emoticon

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CLWALDRO 5/14/2013 3:53PM

    If you live life your way you will never be disappointed. emoticon
I am glad you stayed and lifted weights alone. Maybe someone on the treadmill will see you and decide to join you

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TOMWAMP 5/14/2013 2:26PM

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REGILIEH 5/14/2013 1:44PM

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I know he is watching over you!

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JACKIE542 5/14/2013 12:33PM

    Wonderful tribute. emoticon emoticon

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LOSTLIME 5/14/2013 12:02PM

    Wonderful way to remember and give tribute to your father-in-law. Have a good day!

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MEXGAL1 5/14/2013 10:27AM

    RIP Richard Page!

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SIRENSONGS 5/14/2013 9:53AM

    Awesome! This was a wonderful tribute to your late father-in-law, and very brave! I don't think I'd have the guts to be the only woman in the weights section at the gym, lol! Kudos to you!

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GINGER_BEAR 5/14/2013 8:23AM

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K1TT3N 5/14/2013 7:51AM

    way to go

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MSLZZY 5/14/2013 7:27AM

    emoticon and a great tribute to Richard and yourself! HUGS!

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DARLY55 5/14/2013 6:59AM

    That was a very warm and loving tribute! And what a great lesson for everyone - just be yourself! emoticon emoticon

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BALALOGANATHAN 5/14/2013 5:32AM

    Great!

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ERITAB 5/14/2013 5:13AM

    That made me jump out of joy! Great work showing the men and women that nothing is impossible or tabu! That strength is also for us! Hope you enjoyed your exercise and perhaps you inspired someone there to give it a try!

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NEW-CAZ 5/14/2013 5:03AM

    I have a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye reading this, it just touched me

Wonderful sentiments Joanne, I've ALWAYS thought you were a class act....I wasn't wrong emoticon emoticon

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